1. Tramon Williams Joining Browns Boosts Secondary but Poses Troubling Questions

    After a quiet first week of free agency, the Cleveland Browns are taking things up a notch. The Browns signed a pair of veteran defenders on Monday, including cornerback Tramon Williams ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 25,765 reads 105 comments

  2. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Friday Signings and Trades

    Everything must GO! It's the rallying cry of hundreds of cheesy TV commercials—and apparently the 2015 New Orleans Saints. There's hasn't been a bigger mover and shaker in free agency this year than Mickey Loomis and the Saints...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 42,142 reads 106 comments

  3. Saints' Fire Sale Sign of Preparation for Life After Drew Brees

    I'm about to say something that will undoubtedly classify as blasphemy in the Crescent City. It's going to send more than one reader scrambling to the comments to say all sorts of ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 30,613 reads 125 comments

  4. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Thursday Signings and Trades

    DeMarco, whoa whoa whoa whoa. Heading into the third day of NFL free agency 2015, the biggest name left on the open market was undoubtedly Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 87,344 reads 82 comments

  5. Antonio Cromartie Signing Completes Jets' CB Overhaul, Puts Them All-In for 2015

    There are a few teams across the NFL who are most certainly not messing around in free agency in 2015. Philadelphia Eagles Grand Poobah Chip Kelly seemingly can't go a day without making a huge move...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 39,311 reads 250 comments

  6. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Wednesday Signings and Trades

    They say that the waiting is the hardest part. Well, Tom Petty said it, anyway. Miami Dolphins fans were singing along with Petty Tuesday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 178,528 reads 150 comments

  7. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Tuesday Signings and Trades

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. After three days of legal tampering that saw the rumors and speculation flying fast and furious, 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday marked the official beginning of the 2015 league year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 519,214 reads 543 comments

  8. Is Brandon Flowers to Chargers the Steal of Early Free Agency?

    We see it all the time in the National Football League. Every year, free agency kicks off with a bang, as the top available players hit the jackpot with wildly lucrative contracts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 23,069 reads 40 comments

  9. Re-Signing Brandon Graham Best Move Eagles Have Made So Far in Free Agency

    It's been a rough couple of days for the Philadelphia Eagles , at least in the court of public opinion...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 20,904 reads 47 comments

  10. Eagles' Reported Offer to Byron Maxwell Epitomizes Free-Agency Overspending

    It happens every year. For some teams, it's a matter of too much cap space burning a hole in their pockets. For others, it's a matter of panic borne of a glaring need at another position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 355,818 reads 440 comments

  11. The Sports Tax Man Breaks Down the Financial Ins and Outs of NFL Free Agency

    On March 10, the free-for-all begins, when the floodgates open and free agency kicks off across the NFL . There's already been a boatload of speculation regarding potential destinations for this year's top free agents...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 8,580 reads 6 comments

  12. Dolphins Would Be Making Major Mistake by Breaking Bank for Ndamukong Suh

    On Saturday, the floodgates opened across the National Football League. Well, sort of. Teams can't yet sign on the dotted line with players, but with the "legal tampering" period ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 16,885 reads 63 comments

  13. Seahawks Swimming Against Current with Marshawn Lynch Extension

    Every year in the Pacific Northwest, thousands of Pacific salmon swim upstream, making the long trek from the ocean to the rivers where they were spawned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 108,331 reads 207 comments

  14. How Much Does Reggie Wayne Still Have to Offer NFL Teams?

    The NFL can be a very harsh business. We're seeing that play out in a big way this week. Former franchise cornerstones like New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 26,719 reads 51 comments

  15. Maurice Jones-Drew's Retirement Underscores Mortality of NFL RB

    There's a saying that, in addition to standing for National Football League, the letters " NFL " also stand for "Not For Long." No players in the NFL know this better than running backs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 64,075 reads 113 comments

  16. Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah Boosts NFL Draft Stock with Faster 40 Time at Pro Day

    It's a tough time to be a young running back. Not only has the position been devalued in recent years (to the point that no running backs were taken in the first round of the past ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 23,910 reads 27 comments

  17. Tyvon Branch Could Be Free-Agent Steal in Weak Year for Safety Position

    As teams around the NFL prepare for the start of free agency on March 10, squads on the lookout for help at running back or wide receiver are in luck...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 15,708 reads 37 comments

  18. Bills Stealing LeSean McCoy From Eagles Would Be Huge Coup for Buffalo

    There's been quite a bit of turmoil in Buffalo these past few months, with Doug Marrone's abrupt departure as head coach and Rex Ryan 's arrival as his replacement. Now, there's been yet another stunning development in Western New York...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 328,509 reads 546 comments

  19. Auburn RB Corey Grant Boosts NFL Draft Chances After Blazing Pro Day 40

    They call it "The Dash for Cash." No drill gets fans more lathered up than watching a young player tear up the track in the 40-yard dash. Fans aren't the only ones who swoon over a fast 40 time...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 9,391 reads 18 comments

  20. NFL Franchise Tag Decisions Set the Table for Wild 2015 Free-Agency Period

    The deadline for NFL teams to assign players the franchise or transition tags has come and gone. Per the teams' official websites, for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 114,255 reads 113 comments

  21. Texans' Release of Andre Johnson Would Be Unpleasant but Best for Both Sides

    The National Football League can be a harsh business sometimes. That harshness is playing out right now in Houston, where the Texans are about to part ways with a player who has been one of the faces of the franchise over the past decade...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 67,951 reads 170 comments

  22. Shane Vereen Faces Uphill Battle in Crowded Free-Agent RB Market

    New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen may be great at catching passes out of the backfield, but the 26-year-old's timing is lousy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 13,203 reads 22 comments

  23. Brian Hartline No Superstar, but WR Has Plenty to Offer NFL Teams

    There's been a lot of talk recently that the Miami Dolphins were preparing to sever ties with a highly priced wide receiver who disappointed in 2014. Sure enough, that came to pass on Friday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 19,678 reads 74 comments

  24. Josh McCown Signing Offers No Improvement on Browns' Brutal QB Situation

    Break out the white tape! Get that marker ready! Because the Factory of Sadness is about to undergo yet another minor change to its official uniform. No, I'm not talking about the Cleveland Browns ' new logo...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 32,321 reads 209 comments

  25. Burning Questions for NFL's Tag Deadline

    It's put-up or shut-up time. On March 2, the deadline arrives for NFL teams to assign the franchise or transition tags to players. It's a double-edged sword...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 3,502 reads 4 comments